Iran Threatening Israel Directly, Bluff or Not?

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060730/wl_nm/mideast_iran_revenge_dc

     
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    Then again, since Hizbollah started this, we assume they took Iran by surprise. Perhaps not? The sockpuppet of Iran may well be dancing to the puppetmaster's string. It may be with the US turning to UN, Iran decides to enter?
     
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    Oh, I don't think Iran is behind it. Hezbollah was going about "business as usual" -- snatch some hostages and trade them for prisoners held by Israel. I think Israel's response caught everyone off guard.

    I merely submitted as a possibility that it is a ploy by Israel to draw Iran out into the open. Israel is basically saying support your boys or we'll destroy them all.

    Iran has to weigh openly supporting Hezbollah against its nuclear ambitions because there isn't anyone above third grade level that doesn't KNOW where and what Israel will strike first.
     
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    I fail to see Israel daring Iran to enter. Am I missing something?
     
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    If this thing gets any bigger, and America decides to back Israeal, then we better start the draft. Because we're spred too thin as it is.

    I'd support it though. I'd support an all out war against islam. Us or them, winner take all... and it's over.
     
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    We do back Israel, one thing those of us that think it's a good thing and those that think it's a bad thing agree upon, we will continue to do so. With that said, if Iran enters, it will be a new board.

    If not, Israel will not need our soldiers help. What they need is a real green light, to root out Hizbollah, civilian casualties notwithstanding. That however will not happen unless the board changes. We have problems with civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, for the same reasons.
     
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    Who stands to lose the most if and when Iran acquires nuclear power/arms? Israel stood by and wathced the bureacrats blow hot air and at the end of the day, accomplish nothing.

    What Israel needs is an excuse to justify an attack on Iran. What better way than to suck Iran into openly supporting the terrorist organization it clandestinely (but everyone knows -- one of the ridiculous nuances of politics) supports?

    It's just a theory of mine. There is no evidence beyond circumstance to support it.
     
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    I don't disagree with that premise, just not seeing the provocation on Israel's part to this statement from Iranian official.
     
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    Except that Israel is handing up a serious ass-whipping to Iran's boys.
     

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